Thursday, September 12, 2013

Here's a זכות לכבוד יום הקדוש

Received via e-mail:

Save Your Soul by Saving Another's

Last year 15 Yidden gathered in a small Amish town near a river. We davened and heard shofar and enjoyed as most were not planning to do. The money for that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur came from donations to this website. 
Working with those who left the fold can be heart-wrenching – so many stories, so much pain -with seemingly endless conundrums without solutions---- We provide services for those who left and are sure they are not coming back. The fifteen Jews in Pennsylvania were all Yiddish speaking, yet none of them attend services, keep kosher or are involved in anything Yiddish. The Mayim Institute of Mystical Studies has been providing services for the past few years to ex-Charedim, who have fallen on tough times, or, those who wish to check in and connect with a cultural Jewish experience for whichever reason it may be. This Rosh Hashonoh we went overboard. We wanted to entice people to come so we rented a few townhouses in Ocean City MD, overlooking the Atlantic. The sand in the yard leading to the water… And so they came. The water beckoned. We had 25 holy brothers praying in our synagogue overlooking the water of the great ocean from three directions. Tekios intermissions had waves for silence. We were reborn. The world was reborn. We have worked to raise money for these events as the expenses are steep. Yet the rewards are plentiful. This year may you be inscribed and signed in the book of life, and may you help others sit in the House of the L-rd. Thank you once again for your generosity. Rosh Hashonoh bankrupted us. Yom Kippur and Sukkos will only happen if the money comes in. As Shimoshon Stock, of blessed memory would declare, "WE NEED YOUR MONEY!!!"

 Issac Schonfeld
Rabbi Shimon Grady
Mayim Chaim Institute


Used to be known as said...

This is the long awaited report from last year?

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

used to:

I just work here. Ask them where the report is.

Mayim said...

Sorry for the lack of the report last year.
Thirteen people were there for Rosh Hashanah and eleven for Yom Kippur. To be honest, it was a most difficult high holidays and sent me to the tzion of the rebbe zy"a for sukkos and simchas torah. This year was a reversal of the previous year. It was an amazing inspirational Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Thanks for supporting us. More to come.

don't give money said...

why should we give money for other jews to have fun at the water while we struggle to put a bottle of seltzer on our tables, a carton of milk for our eleven children!!!!!!

Logic said...

Stupid ex-Charedim wanting us to pay for their mistakes.

I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

If one doesn't believe the noble work done by the Mayim Institute, one can go to their FB page & see their givaldike hislahavusdike Shacharis Rosh Hashonoh davening on video - filmed by the (goyisher?) "helper" of course (hagoy asher bikirbicho...)

-- ZIY

radloh said...

To today's frum world. -radloh

May I declare
that your greatest fear,
is quite near,
false frummies there,
selling ur kids
for the highest bids
is this u
dear holy fool?
killing your your young
and ur all cool
ur religion reeks
of broken peaks
where ur kids lay
bleeding and flayed
o false daughter of zion
why are you roasting your kids on the fire of moloch
ur rabbis have become goliaths
slaying and not hiding it
ripping gods soul
for ur chicken soup bowl
which is red red red
with the blood of ur dead
whom u killed
by the wine u spilled
whome u raped
i got it on tape,
O false daughter of zion
how have u become the prostitute and my city as the fortress of baal peor
the cantonisten were nothing compared tho this
sickness rape and murder
which u call bliss
like ur false kiss
hearts of demons
minds of stone
i say this
i do it alone

i will stop the murder
and close the doors
ur sword shal kill no more
i will take ur hand
wrap it in a bland
vessel of thorns
perhaps u will b reborn,
may god never repay or avenge what u have done
may the good lord teach u wrongs with love, even though u r his false son

radloh (avrohom ben yisroel shemtov) said...

I dare you to post this

Avrohom Shemtov

I will be lecturing at Cholent @ the Ocean Parkway Jewish Center, this Thursday night at 9pm.

Topic: "Between Allen Ginsberg and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Notes on The Tzadikkate" (Kabbalstic and Beatnik effects on an Ultra-Orthodox Youth in 1980's-1990's Brooklyn.)

I grew up under the tutelage of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Zy"a in Crown Heights but then left for Brooklyn College in 1990, where, at the behest and intense Chabad encouragement of Baruch Thaler, studied under and befriended Allen Ginsberg Zy"a.

A few years later and both Rebbes had passed on; I was left an orphan. But over the years, I discovered their words, and, more importantly, their life-teachings, in a deeper manner.

I still talk to them - Yea, as the Rebbe spoke to his Rebbe and as Allen spoke to William Blake and others.

I will discuss what these two great masters taught - and still teach - me, including some original heretofore secret revelations of answers I received from the Rebbe Zy"a and from Yisroel Avrohom Ginsberg Z"ya.

-Avrohom Ben Yisroel Shemtov ("radloh")

Vodka and refreshments will be served.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

I dare you to stop with the Ginsberg nonsense. Stop comparing him to the Rebbe. What a chutzpah of Benche's eynikel to do that.

radloh said...

The word tzedek is the root for tzadik which is connected to the word tzdokoh.
i have only witnessed two human beings who never passed or ignored the syuufering of those around them without stopping to offer charity.
these two masters did this tactlessly - when it not seem like the thing to do. and they never failed. never once. to me, the constant tzdokoh for the downcast and downtrodden makes one a tzadik.

unlike the many religious jews i know who have hearts of stone and minds of demons and do the exact opposite.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

אויף אידיש הייסט דאס געבאלבעט

radloh said...

meine bulbes is hecher fun dein toireh

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

אזוי זאגסטו!

radloh said...

- רדל"א

radloh said...

from Allen Ginsberg's "kaddish", written for his mom after he passed a shtiebel in the lower east side and heard the kaddish prayer.

"Magnificent, mourned no more, marred of heart, mind behind, mar- ried dreamed, mortal changed--Ass and face done with murder. In the world, given, flower maddened, made no Utopia, shut under pine, almed in Earth, blamed in Lone, Jehovah, accept. Nameless, One Faced, Forever beyond me, beginningless, endless, Father in death. Tho I am not there for this Prophecy, I am unmarried, I'm hymnless, I'm Heavenless, headless in blisshood I would still adore Thee, Heaven, after Death, only One blessed in Nothingness, not light or darkness, Dayless Eternity-- Take this, this Psalm, from me, burst from my hand in a day, some of my Time, now given to Nothing--to praise Thee--But Death This is the end, the redemption from Wilderness, way for the Won- derer, House sought for All, black handkerchief washed clean by weeping --page beyond Psalm--Last change of mine and Naomi--to God's perfect Darkness--Death, stay thy phantoms! - "

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

he must've been trippin'

radloh said...

He was on Mescaline for three days when he wrote Kaddish.
I used this excerpt in a class I taught at Mayanot called "God in Secular American Jewish Literature", a survey of passages found in novels by supposed atheist western thinkers. The point being, the farther it seems you are, the closer you can come...(- this from the Ba'al Shemtov's toireh on boruch atah, found in Kesser Shemtov.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

don't be mehader in going far. You may get lost and never come back. Just like Ginsberg.